Yeng Constantino shares ‘traumatic experience’ of husband’s Siargao accident
MANILA, Philippines — Singer Yeng Constantino could not help but air her dismay over the “traumatic experience” they had when her husband Yan figured in an accident in Siargao.
In a Facebook post on Friday, Constantino said her husband had a memory loss after he figured in an accident when he jumped from the diving spot in Sugba Lagoon, Siargao.
Accident in Siargao and scary na experience sa Dapa Siargao Hospital.Sa wakas napost ko na ito today dahil napa CT…
“Naaksidente si Yan sa pag talon nya sa cliff diving spot sa Sugba Lagoon. After nung impact nagka-memory loss sya. Di nya maalala kung nasan kami, paano kami nakapunta sa Siargao at saan kami nagse-stay. Ang pinakanakatakot para sakin nung tinanong na nya kung anong taon ngayon. Di nya maalala. Pinilit kong ikalma sarili ko,” Constantino wrote.
Constantino said they were able to call an ambulance immediately and bring Yan in a hospital at Del Carmen. However, a medical personnel advised them to transfer him to Dapa Siargao Hospital since it has more medical equipment.
“Nakatawag naman agad ng ambulance yung bangkero namin (Salamat po mga Kuya!). Nadala namin si Yan sa first hospital sa Del Carmen. Chineck BP nya normal naman, tapos binigyan sya ng pain killer at neck brace dahil masakit ang leeg at ulo nya,” Constantino recalled.
“Tapos sinabi samin nung medical personnel dun na kailangan daw dalhin sa Dapa Siargao Hospital dahil wala silang pang X-Ray at dun din daw mas kumpleto mga gamit. Nasa isip ko ‘Bakit ganun? Sana meron din ditong equipment dahil malapit to sa tourist attractions na my cliff diving at prone to accidents,’” she added.
But what supposed to be a short stay at the hospital was prolonged. Constantino said the X-Ray did not have an operator and the scanner used to check Yan’s brain hemorrhage was new and has no battery.
“Walang operator ng x ray. – yung unang nag x ray kay Yan nag error yung ginawa nya. After 2 hours dumating yung marunong mag operate nung x ray machine,” Constantino shared.
“Nakabox pa ang pang emergency scanner para sa brain hemorrhage. At pagbukas nito wala pang battery charge so we had to wait para gumana!!!” she added.
Constantino also lamented the “lack of urgency” of the doctor at the site.
“Hindi maarok ng utak ko ang pagkuyakoy nya habang binabasa ang manual ng INFRASCANNER dahil kakaunbox lamang nila nito habang ang asawa ko ay nakahiga di makadilat halos dahil sakit ng ulo na natamo nya sa aksidente,” she said.
Having experienced this, Constantino called on the government to address this issue.
“Sa experience namin malamang lamang na maniwala ako. Kung totoo man po ito sana ay maaksyunan ng local government. Kawawa di lamang ang mga turista kundi ang mga lokal,” she said.
Constantino emphasized: “Habang umaangat ang Siargao sa tourism sana umangat din ang kalidad ng mga Hospitals dito at ang kalidad ng serbisyo sa mga tao!”
The singer also pointed out it was not the first time this has happened: “Pa. Si Ms. Karen Davila at Kelsey Merritt may naexperience ding ganito sa Siargao.”
Constantino also gave her followers a look on what happened with a video blog uploaded on her Youtube channel titled “Traumatic Experience in Siargao Hospital.”
Last year, broadcast journalist Karen Davila’s son figured in an accident while surfing and was unable to receive proper first aid.
In April, the boyfriend of model Kelsey Merritt Olympian Condor Dwyer sustained a head cut that needed stitches. To get proper medical treatment, they had to ride a boat to reach a clinic since the municipality they were in at General Luna had no hospitals. /jpv
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